Two District 211 Students Earn the National Merit Northwestern University Scholarship

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(Left) Conant High School senior Kshama Shah and Fremd High School senior Chung Ho Lee earned the National Merit Northwestern University Scholarship.

(Left) Conant High School senior Kshama Shah and Fremd High School senior Chung Ho Lee earned the National Merit Northwestern University Scholarship.

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has announced a group of students that have received the prestigious National Merit Scholarship financed by U.S. colleges and universities. Two District 211 students are recipients.

Conant High School senior Kshama Shah and Fremd High School senior Chung Ho Lee received National Merit Northwestern University Scholarships.

Officials of each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from among the finalists in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program who plan to attend their institution. These awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship.

This year, 190 higher education institutions are underwriting Merit Scholarship awards through the National Merit Scholarship Program. Sponsor colleges and universities include 113 private and 77 public institutions located in 44 states and the District of Columbia.

More scholars will be announced in July, bringing the total number of Merit Scholarship recipients in 2014 to approximately 4,500. For more information on the scholarship program, visit the organization’s website.